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Lynne Ramsay, James Gray and 24 More Iconic Directors Share Top 50 Film Lists

Lynne Ramsay, James Gray and 24 More Iconic Directors Share Top 50 Film Lists

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French streaming website La Cinetek has just dropped a huge cinephile treat for its users in the form of 26 curated lists by some of the most internationally acclaimed directors working today. Each filmmaker has offered up his or her 50 favorite films of all time, and although you need to have a subscription in order to view the films, American audiences can still take a look at each list in full to see what films have caught the eye of each director.

Directors taking part on the streaming website include Arnaud Desplechin, Ira Sachs, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Agnes Varda, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Costa-Gavras, Michel Hazanavicius, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Lynne Ramsay, Jacques Audiard and Bong Joon-ho. Take a look at some of the highlights for two of our favorite directors below, and check out each list in its entirety over on the La Cinetek website. 

James Gray
“Umberto D.” Vittorio De Sica – 1951 
“Bicycle Thieves” Vittorio De Sica – 1947
“Contempt” Jean-Luc Godard – 1963
“Andreï Rubelev” Andreï Tarkovski – 1966
“City Lights” Charlie Chaplin – 1930 
“Rome, Open City” Roberto Rossellini – 1945
“Sunrise” Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau – 1927 
“Au Hasard Balthazar” Robert Bresson – 1965 
“Scenes From A Marriage” Ingmar Bergman – 1973 
“Rocco And His Brothers” Luchino Visconti – 1960 
“The Leopard” Luchino Visconti – 1963 
“The Godfather” Francis Ford Coppola – 1971 
“The Godfather: Part II” Francis Ford Coppola – 1973 
“Amarcord” Federico Fellini – 1973 
“La Strada” Federico Fellini – 1954
“8 1/2” Federico Fellini – 1962 
“Nights Of Cabiria” Federico Fellini – 1956 
“Soy Cuba” Mikhaïl Kalatozov – 1964 
“The Searchers” John Ford – 1955 
“My Darling Clementine” John Ford – 1946
“Citizen Kane” Orson Welles – 1940 
“The Magnificent Ambersons” Orson Welles – 1941
“Falstaff” Orson Welles – 1964
“The Conformist” Bernardo Bertolucci – 1969
“Double indemnity” Billy Wilder – 1943
“Rules Of The Game” Jean Renoir – 1939
“Dr Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” Stanley Kubrick — 1964
“2001 : A Space Odyssey” Stanley Kubrick – 1966
“Barry Lyndon” Stanley Kubrick – 1973 
“It Happened One Night” Frank Capra – 1934 
“400 Blows” François Truffaut – 1958 
“Duck Soup” Leo McCarey – 1933 
“Metropolis” Fritz Lang – 1925
“M” Fritz Lang – 1931 
“Vertigo” Alfred Hitchcock – 1957
“Raging Bull” Martin Scorsese – 1980 
“Belle de Jour” Luis Buñuel – 1966 
“Tokyo Story” Yasujirô Ozu – 1953 
“Playtime” Jacques Tati – 1964
“A Woman Under the Influence” John Cassavetes – 1974 
“The Scarlet Empress” Josef von Sternberg – 1934
“Seven Samurai” Akira Kurosawa – 1954 
“Ran” Akira Kurosawa – 1985
“Bonnie and Clyde” Arthur Penn – 1966
“Ugetsu monogatari” Kenji Mizoguchi – 1953
“Ordet” Carl Theodor Dreyer – 1954
“Day Of Wrath” Carl Theodor Dreyer – 1943
“Aguirre, Wrath Of God” Werner Herzog – 1972 
“Walkabout” Nicolas Roeg – 1971
“Apocalypse Now” Francis Ford Coppola – 1976

Lynne Ramsay
“Persona” Ingmar Bergman – 1965 
“La Strada” Federico Fellini – 1954 
“The Virgin Spring” Ingmar Bergman – 1960 
“Come And See” Elem Klimov – 1985 
“Beau Travail” Claire Denis – 1999 
“Twin Peaks : Fire Walk with Me” David Lynch – 1991
“Five Easy Pieces” Bob Rafelson – 1970 
“400 Blows” François Truffaut – 1958 
“Vertigo” Alfred Hitchcock – 1957 
“Midnight Cowboy” John Schlesinger – 1968
“The Mirror” Andreï Tarkovski – 1974 
“Vagabond” Agnès Varda – 1985 
“Badlands” Terrence Malick – 1973
“Mildred Pierce” Michael Curtiz – 1944 
“All About Eve” Joseph L. Mankiewicz – 1950 
“Sunset Boulevard” Billy Wilder – 1949 
“Taxi Driver” Martin Scorsese – 1975
“Imitation of Life” Douglas Sirk – 1958 
“The Servant” Joseph Losey – 1963 
“Walkabout” Nicolas Roeg – 1971 
“Don’t Look Now” Nicolas Roeg – 1973 
“Scum” Alan Clarke – 1979 
“If…” Lindsay Anderson – 1968 
“My Childhood” Bill Douglas – 1972 
“Once Upon A Time In The West” Sergio Leone – 1968
“Repulsion” Roman Polanski – 1964 
“Knife In The Water” Roman Polanski – 1962 
“Teorema” Pier Paolo Pasolini – 1968 
“Mouchette” Robert Bresson – 1966 
“A Man Escaped” Robert Bresson – 1956 
“Shock Corridor” Samuel Fuller – 1963 
“The Naked Kiss” Samuel Fuller – 1964 
“The Last Picture Show” Peter Bogdanovich – 1971
“Chinatown” Roman Polanski – 1973 
“Seven Beauties” Lina Wertmüller – 1975
“The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” Tony Richardson – 1962
“Paths of Glory” Stanley Kubrick – 1957 
“Boogie Nights” Paul Thomas Anderson – 1997 
“Stalker” Andreï Tarkovski – 1979 
“Eyes Without A Face” Georges Franju – 1959
“Peeping Tom” Michael Powell – 1959
“Point Blank” John Boorman – 1967 
“Rashômon” Akira Kurosawa – 1950 
“An Autumn Afternoon” Yasujirô Ozu – 1962
“Two-Lane Blacktop” Monte Hellman – 1970 
“What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” Robert Aldrich – 1962 
“Kes” Ken Loach – 1969 
“La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc” Carl Theodor Dreyer – 1927 
“Le Samouraï” Jean-Pierre Melville – 1967 
“My Ain Folk” Bill Douglas – 1973
“My Way Home” Bill Douglas – 1978

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